Lifestyle Pets Owners of Clingy Cat Obsessed with Snuggles Create Fake Lap for Pet to Sit on When They're Busy Ziggy's owners, who both work from home, needed to find a way to keep Ziggy content while also completing their work By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 4, 2020 05:09 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Alex and Rebecca May Ziggy LOVES love. The London-based feline is always hitting up her owners, Andrew and Rebecca May, for snuggles, cuddles, scratches, and pats. Obviously, the Mays are happy to oblige Ziggy when they can, but since both of the cat’s humans work from home, there are times when business thas to trump sweetness. Unfortunately, Ziggy has a hard time taking no for an answer. The cat still tries to find a way to sit on and distract her owners no matter how ASAP their work is. Not wanting to deprive Ziggy of the attention she craves but recognizing there are moments in their day where they can’t have a kitty on them, the Mays came up with an ingenious solution to their conundrum. Alex and Rebecca May Senior Dog with Separation Anxiety Finds Comfort and Cuddles in Mannequin Dressed Like His Dad “Our cat has become SUPER clingy now that we both work from home. We had to improvise…” Rebecca wrote on Reddit along with a photo of Ziggy sitting on a set of phantom legs. Alex and Rebecca May According to the New York Post, Andrew got the idea to create a pair of “magic trousers” — a pair of pants and shoes stuffed to look like they are inhabited by a set of legs. The couple placed these dummy legs on the couch to see if Ziggy would take the bait, and the cuddly kitty instantly gravitated towards the open lap and took a seat. Alex and Rebecca May Shelter Cat Still Looking For Forever Home After No One Shows Up To Her Birthday Party Now, when the Mays need a moment to focus on work, they can quickly stuff a pair of pants and set them on the sofa for Ziggy. It’s a truly precious win-win for all, as long as you don’t mind a little extra cat hair on your clean trousers.